CliffsNotes – October 31, 2017

I have so much and every new trip to a less developed country reminds me of all I have and probably don’t need. I am in an airport in Davao, Philippines waiting for my flight home. I spoke in a church Sunday morning that filled my heart with joy! They worshiped enthusiastically, the youth played […]

CliffsNotes – October 24, 2017

just spent two days with the FMCIC Study Commission on Doctrine (SCOD). These are the people in our denomination who casually use words like “nihil obstat” about a particular book, or “irenic” about discussion (I had to look these up too!). They think deeply and listen attentively to each other. They sometimes disagreed but you […]

CliffsNotes – October 17, 2017

We (the FMCIC – which is you, me, all of us together!) sent one of our Winnipeg pastors to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation event in Winnipeg. One of the important benefits of being a part of a movement is we can be mobilized across Canada and the world. I asked Dustin […]

CliffsNotes – October 10, 2017

Karlene and I pray that you had a meaningful Thanksgiving weekend and we pray that it is with gratitude that you are moving into this week! “Today, Father, I choose to remember the new life that You have given me. Jesus, I remember that I am forgiven. I remember that I am called – thank […]

CliffsNotes – October 3, 2017

This past weekend Karlene and I celebrated the 50th anniversary of Queensway FM, in Niagara Falls – 50 years in their current building. Many past members came to visit and of course enjoy a potluck party after the service.  Pastor Marty and Chelsea Misener have been with Queensway for just over a year and Marty […]

CliffsNotes – September 26, 2017

This past weekend I was with 33 other FMCIC leaders who love you and are all about making us stronger as a movement: National Ministerial Education Guidance and Placement (MEGaP) Committee. We recognized that our role as a committee is to “discern” God’s will with churches and leaders – no small responsibility. We prayed. We […]

CliffsNotes – September 19, 2017

Karlene and I were with the Kingston West FM family this weekend. It’s a warm church family and especially fun was the opportunity to meet several first time visitors / guests. Two families came because they were friends of Pastor Stephen and Bev and found their way to their church. One young mom and her […]

CliffsNotes – September 12, 2017

I have a few things to tell you about today… On Saturday I was with the Markham Free Methodist Church for a “Blessing Walk and Carnival” – they raised $100,000 for their community youth center. They already run a community center that has dance classes, music, ESL, badminton, ping pong, a computer training lab, etc. […]

CliffsNotes – September 5, 2017

One of you pastor-types asked me if the August BOA meeting (my first official BOA since taking office) was “productive”. I asked Darryl to give you a teaser and now let me fill you in on some of the discussions and decisions we made. I’ll let you decide if the meeting was productive… As it […]

CliffsNotes – August 29, 2017

Dan and I spent all of our time in the capital city Colombo, so I didn’t get to see much of Sri Lanka. I did however meet pastors from all over at the Annual Meeting. They greeted us warmly and I feel like I’m leaving with many new friends. There is an ongoing court case […]